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First Broadcast in May, 1956, The Open Mind is still produced weekly by Richard D. Heffner, host, historian, and University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers University. These dialogues with some of the most creative thinkers of the last half-century are a primary resource available to students, teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, historians, journalists and all who are interested in history, biography, media, communications, news, and public affairs.



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Guest: Wachtler, Sol
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Guest: Sacks, Oliver (Neurology) Theme: Books Date: 1987-02-07
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Guests: King, Martin Luther with Waring, J. Waites Theme: Race
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Guest: Dawidowicz, Lucy Theme: Holocaust Studies
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Guest: Postman, Neil Theme: Media
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Guest: Postman, Neil (Communications) Theme: Media Date: 1985-12-14
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Guest: Lasch, Christopher Theme: American Experience
Topics: Christopher Lasch, American Experience
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Open Mind episode 1500: Good Sex with Dr. Ruth with Therapist Ruth Westheimer, specialist in Sex Education
Topic: Sex Education
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Open Mind episode 341: The Gift of Fear with Author Gavin DeBecker, specialist in Private Investigator to the stars Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Children
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Guests: Breitenfeld, Frederick with McCarter, William J. Theme: Television
Topics: Frederick Breitenfeld, William J. McCarter, Television
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Guest: Michels, Robert
Topic: Robert Michels
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Open Mind episode 1000: "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar with Journalist Sylvia Nasar Betamax tape: available
Topic: Arts/culture
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Guests: Malcolm X; Morrison, Alan; Walker, Wyatt Tee; Farmer, James (Original guests) Update Guests: Farmer, James and Walker, Wyatt Tee Theme: Civil Rights
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Theme: Health Guest: Mary Catherine Bateson Date: 1988/04/30
Topics: health, AIDS, Mary Catherine Bateson
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Open Mind episode 592: Lou Reed -- Rock-and-Roll Heart' An American Masters Special with Photographer Timothy Greenfeld-Sanders Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Biography
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Open Mind episode 1375: You Just Don't Understand with Educator, Author Deborah Tannen, specialist in Linguistics
Topic: Books
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Guest: Schmertz, Herbert Theme: Television
Topics: Herbert Schmertz, Television
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Guest: Schwartz, Harold I. Theme: Psychiatry
Topics: Harold I. Schwartz, Psychiatry
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Guest: Kelly, Raymond W.
Topic: Raymond W. Kelly
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Guest: Hearne, Vicki (Animals) Theme: Environment Date: 1986-09-14
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Open Mind episode 1497: Dr. Ruth and the Sexual Revolution with Therapist Ruth Westheimer, specialist in Sex Education Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Sex Education
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Open Mind episode 297: The Professor of Connection, Part II with Journalist, Author Stanley Crouch, specialist in Cultural Commentary Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Education
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Guest: Gabler, Neal
Topic: Neal Gabler
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Theme: biography Guest: Fred Allen & Steve Allen
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Topics: biography, comedy, Fred Allen, Steve Allen
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Guest: Gregorian, Vartan
Topic: Vartan Gregorian
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Guest: Loeb, Marshall Theme: Business
Topics: Marshall Loeb, Business
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Guest: Postman, Neil (Communications) Theme: Media Date: 1986-01-18
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Guest: Tuchman, Barbara Theme: History
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Topics: Barbara Tuchman, History
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Open Mind episode 1620: Sex and the Single Girl, Again! with Helen Gurley Brown Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Feminism
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Guest: Okrent, Daniel
Topic: Daniel Okrent
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Guest: Gardner, John W. Theme: Biography
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Guest: McIntyre, Allister Theme: Education
Topics: Allister McIntyre, Education
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Guest: Katzmann, Judge Robert A.
Topic: Judge Robert A. Katzmann
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Guest: Friedan, Betty Theme: Feminism
Topics: Betty Friedan, Feminism
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Guest: Steel, Ronald Theme: Biography
Topics: Ronald Steel, Biography
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Guest: Isaacson, Walter Theme: American Experience
Topics: Walter Isaacson, American Experience
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Guest: Fore, William F. Theme: Religion
Topics: William F. Fore, Religion
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Guest: Rosenfeld, Harry M. Theme: Public Affairs
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Open Mind episode 988: Taking a Stand for American Beliefs with Public Official Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Topic: American Experience
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Guest: Ogilvy, David Theme: Business
Topics: David Ogilvy, Business
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Guest: Thomas, Franklin Theme: Psychology
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Topics: Franklin Thomas, Psychology
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Guest: Bakwin, Harry with Polatin, Philip (Pediatrics) Theme: Psychology Date: 1956-09-29
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Open Mind episode 777: Listening to Prozac, And Hearing More with Physician Peter D. Kramer, specialist in Psychopharmacology Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
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Guest: Bloom, Alan Theme: Public Affairs
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Guest: Moyers, Bill
Topics: Bill Moyers, The Open Mind, Richard Heffner
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Guest: Brown, Tony Theme: Human Rights
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Guests: Burns, James MacGregor with Valenti, Jack Theme: Public Affairs
Topics: James MacGregor Burns, Jack Valenti, Public Affairs
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Guest: Friendly, Fred Theme: Media
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Guest: McGuire, Robert Theme: Terrorism
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Guest: Krug, Judith Theme: Free Speech
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Open Mind episode 1594: Youth, Pornography, and the Internet with Scientist Herbert Ph.D. Lin Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Technology
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Guest: Friedman, Steve Theme: The Press
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Guest: Friedman, Milton Theme: Public Affairs
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Guest: Royster, Vermont C. Theme: History
Topics: Vermont C. Royster, History
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Guest: Redford, Robert Theme: Entertainment Date: 1994-05-20
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Guest: Showalter, Elaine Theme: Gender
Topics: Elaine Showalter, Gender
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Guest: Strossen, Nadine Theme: Business
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Guest: Bolz, Frank Theme: Crime
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Guest: Wicker, Tom Theme: War Date: 1984-02-18
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Guest: Heller, Steven
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Guest: Cuomo, Mario Theme: Politics
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Guests: Forster, Arnold with Jahoda, Marie and Taylor, Harold Theme: Psychology
Topics: Arnold Forster, Marie Jahoda, Harold Taylor, Psychology, Religion
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Guest: McCullough, David Theme: Media
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Open Mind episode 1596: Talking to the doctor; listening to the patient Part II with Physician Dr. Mack, Jr. Lipkin Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Medicine
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Open Mind episode 506: Life: The Movie, Starring Everyone: The Sequel with Writer Neal Gabler Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Sociology
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Guest: Mailer, Norman Theme: Books
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Guest: Royster, Vermont C. Theme: History
Topics: Vermont C. Royster, History
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Guest: Smith, Sally Bedell Theme: Business
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Open Mind episode 1612: From Journalism to "Informed Dialogue", Part II with Walter Isaacson Transcript available as: memory stick, online document, or paper document
Topic: Journalism
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Guest: Keohane, Nannerl O. Theme: Education
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Guest: Haide, Ma Theme: Foreign Affairs
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Guest: Person, Ethel Theme: Psychology Date: 1988-03-20
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Guest: Abrams, Floyd
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Guest: Buckley, William Theme: Biography
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Guest: Casriel, Daniel, with Kline, Nathan, and Spotnitz, Hyman, (Psychology) Theme: Psychology Date: 1975-01-05